Private operator TLC Healthcare has become the first residential aged care provider given approval to directly administer the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the phase 1A roll-out of the vaccination program.
The provider was given permission to begin utilising its trained medical team to administer the vaccine through the TLC Primary Care medical centres (Clifton Views centre pictured) which are co-located at its aged care home.
The program will begin on March 22 when the TLC team begin to deliver the vaccinations to the provider’s 1,500 aged care residents and 2,000 staff.
TLC currently has 11 aged care homes across Victoria.
TLC will administer almost 7,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine over 5 weeks of phase 1A, which encompasses the two doses for its 3,500 staff and residents.
The providers primary care team has also been granted permission to administer vaccines in phase 1B of the program to the general public.